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H.R. 5247: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018

To authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or with another eligible illness, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Brian Fitzpatrick

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018
Length: 14 pages

Mar 13, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 21, 2018

This bill passed in the House on March 21, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 13, 2018

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Mar 13, 2018
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Mar 15, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 21, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5247 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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